Based on Phyllis Bottome's best-seller about the new psychological theory of Austrian Alfred Adler, PRIVATE WORLDS was bold in many ways. It was one of the earliest films to get into psychological matters and stood for 13 years as the only major Hollywood movie on the subject until THE
SNAKE PIT came along. Colbert had just come off her Oscar for IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and chose to expand her career with a serious role as a psychiatrist who plunges herself into her work to forget her one great love, who was killed in WW I. Boyer comes to the mental hospital to take over the reins
and is instantly at odds with Colbert as he is a misogynist who thinks that women are 1...